“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

JOE BOEHLING

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
The Indians hand the game to the Sox

August 19, 1916 ... More than 18,000 fans clung to the edge of their seats until the very last pitch came spinning toward the plate by Joe Boehling, only to see it go wide of his mark, and forcing in the winning Sox run, giving them a 2 to 1 victory.  The defense was great and the pitching airtight, with Babe Ruth pitching the first six innings when the heat got to him.  From that point, Rube Foster took the mound and pitched an equally impressive game until the end.

The one run made by the visitors was a gift, as Duffy Lewis allowed a grounder to get by him in left field.  Jack Graney then scored the only Cleveland run after two sacrifice fly balls.  The one run looked huge for five innings.  The Sox tied the score in the sixth inning, when Jack Barry was hit by a pitch, Ray Chapman fumbled a grounder, and Barry scoring on Del Gainor's grounder which took a bad hop through the infield.

In the ninth, Larry Gardner led off with a single.  After Everett Scott reached on a fielder's choice, with Gardner tagged out at third, Hick Cady smashed on to center, sending Scott to third.  Hal Janvrin, hitting for Foster, was passed to load the bases.  Harry Hooper came to bat and took two pitches for balls.  A strike and another ball were thrown by Boehling and the final pitch went below Hooper's knee, putting him on and allowing Mike McNally, who ran for Scott, to score the winning run.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

CLEVELAND INDIANS

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

   

1

5

0

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

   

2

8

1

 

 

W-Rube Foster (11-7)
L-Joe Boehling (9-12)
Attendance - 18,596
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 0 0 .257  

 

Jack Barry

2b

3 1 2 .201  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

3 0 1 .259  

 

Del Gainor

1b

4 0 1 .263  

 

Tilly Walker

cf

4 0 0 .264  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 0 2 .302  

 

Everett Scott

ss

2 0 0 .226  

 

Mike McNally

3b

0 1 0 .173  

 

Hick Cady

c

4 0 2 .218  

 

Olaf Henriksen

pr

0 0 0 .208  

 

Babe Ruth

p

2 0 0 .286  

 

Rube Foster

p

1 0 0 .151  

 

Hal Janvrin

ph

0 0 0 .234  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Babe Ruth

6

3 0 1 1

 

 

Rube Foster

3

2 0 3 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

66

47

-

 

 

Chicago White Sox

64

51

2 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

62

52

4 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers

63

54

5

 

 

St. Louis Browns

62

54

5 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees

60

53

6

 

 

Washington Nationals

54

58

11 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

23

86

41